Brazil Issues RFP for a New Antarctic Support Ship

June 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM) makes the disclosure of the document Request for Proposal (RFP) , until June 30, as transcribed in the Official Gazette (DOU) of May 20, 2020. The objective of the RFP is to communicate to the market and establish requirements and conditions to select the best proposal for the acquisition of an Antarctic Support Ship (NApAnt), to be built in Brazil.

The acquisition of NApAnt aims to maintain the international cooperation commitments assumed by Brazil in the Antarctic Treaty, which culminated with the installation of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station (EACF) in 1983.

The future NApAnt will replace the Oceanographic Support Vessel “Ary Rongel” in the maintenance and supply of the EACF and will provide logistical and operational support to the research projects of the Brazilian Antarctic Program (Proantar).

After publication in the DO U , qualified companies / groups may request the appointment for the withdrawal of the RFP at DGePM, by e-mail: napant@marinha.mil.br .

The other procedures for the qualification of legal representatives and withdrawal of the RFP are contained in the Public Call in the DOU.

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